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Moon of Mutiny (Jim Stanley #3)

3.35  ·  Rating Details ·  78 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Were they only a myth, a dream--or were they really there, beyond the desolate, unexplored lunar ranges?
Fred Halpern had to know. Only the discovery of life--however primitive--could save man's struggling colony on the moon. And only by daring to cross the high ranges, where no man had gone before, could Halpern prove his own worth.
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Mass Market Paperback, 192 pages
Published September 1982 by Del Rey (first published June 1st 1961)
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Jun 16, 2009 Charles rated it liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
A pretty exciting young adult SF novel.
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Sep 09, 2014 Joe Santoro rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, hard_sf
This is a near future, space exploration, where the main character, Fred Halpern is struggling with flight school. He's a great pilot and a mathematic savant, but doesn't like orders so much. He apparently was accident the 1st person to land on the moon in the previous book (MIssion to the Moon), and is famous (and imfamous) for it.. his father is the head of the story's equivalent of the international space station.

His attitude get him washed out of flight school, but he ends up on the struggli
Jonathan Geurts
Mar 08, 2016 Jonathan Geurts rated it liked it
Pre-moon-landing moon fiction. Yeah, it's a trip. Witness maverick trope Fred Halpern get accidentally sent to the moon despite the better knowledge of sane men. Witness a moon expedition get stuck in pools of liquid dust, hide in airproof bubble caves, and much more. Witness a light dose of sixties woman bashing and a heavier dose of computer fear in an airless vacuum. Above all, be entertained despite your contemporary knowledge and sensibilities.
Bjoy Davidson
Oct 05, 2009 Bjoy Davidson rated it it was ok
Lester Del Rey from 1961--an experiment on my part to read something I would have read in 1961. Classic outcast sent to the moon story the most interesting part was the way the computers were percieved. The computer on the space ship was used to print out a trajectory not to actually pilot the ship.
Seemed about right for the time.
Jul 21, 2011 Kerry rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was the book that I checked out with "Raiders from the Rings" by Alan E. Nourse in 1967. As I said in the other review: Reading these two books started me on a lifelong avocation of science fiction reading.
Timothy Boyd
Very Good SiFi story by a master of the genre. This is an excellent book for someone just starting to read SiFi or for a younger reader to be introduced to SiFi. Recommended
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Lester del Rey was an American science fiction author and editor. Del Rey is especially famous for his juvenile novels such as those which are part of the Winston Science Fiction series, and for Del Rey Books, the fantasy and science fiction branch of Ballantine Books edited by Lester del Rey and his fourth wife Judy-Lynn del Rey.

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